Lach­lan Mil­lar, Mem­ber for Gre­gory

Central Queensland News - - NEWS - — Lach­lan Mil­lar, Mem­ber for Gre­gory

WITH 2019 be­fore us, I find my­self glumly as­sess­ing the state of the Queens­land econ­omy, par­tic­u­larly the re­gional econ­omy.

We are $83 bil­lion in debt. That is $10 mil­lion a day paid in in­ter­est alone. Our old AAA credit rat­ing now seems an im­pos­si­ble dream.

Since the LNP left of­fice, we have seen a $7.1-bil­lion blow-out in the Gov­ern­ment wage bill, but in­fra­struc­ture seems choked.

The La­bor Gov­ern­ment fails to de­liver and pri­vate in­vestors flee Queens­land.

Roy­al­ties for the re­gions are also a mem­ory.

It beg­gars be­lief that, a time we are earn­ing record coal roy­al­ties, mine work­ers are still wait­ing for La­bor to come good on their prom­ise, in the wake of the Black Lung scan­dal, to es­tab­lish the Mine Safety and Health Au­thor­ity in Mackay.

So while 2019 comes with plenty of chal­lenges, rest as­sured that I will con­tinue to fight to main­tain Gre­gory’s ser­vices and in­fra­struc­ture,

es­pe­cially in health, ed­u­ca­tion, trans­port and wa­ter.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Mem­ber for Gre­gory, Lach­lan Mil­lar.

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